California Irvine Mission

California Irvine Mission

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wowie wow wow (Dallin's words)

WELL, This week has been extremely eventful. There are two very important lessons I´ve learned.

1. The Lord is always watching over you.
2. Mexican Hospitals are CRAZY!

So, the Wednesday after my P-day last week, I was in the gym playing basketball with a high school friend named Elder Spencer Robertson during gym time, I went up to get a rebound and when I landed, I landed on Elder Robertson's foot. My ankle rolled and I heard a distinct POP and RIP. But I knew right away that it was no ordinary ankle sprain because I've sprained my ankle several times before. Some of the staff here at the CCM helped me over the la enfermaria, where they began to tend to my ankle. The doctors here were sure I broke it, so they sent me to the hospital, which was an awesome experience because most people don't leave the walls the whole time they're here. The ride there was crazy and I was nervous to hear what happened to my ankle, because they told me that if I broke it, they were going to have to send me home for a couple of months, which would not have been ideal. So we get in to the hospital and they took an X-ray of my foot and ankle. The doctor then came in and told me that somehow both my bones attached to my foot dislocated and reattached, which saved both bones from braking. BUT, that didn't mean I was off the hook. They put me in a cast and gave me crutches and pain meds and everything like that. It has been a struggle to get better because I don't want to have to miss class of anything like that. But it's getting there.

I know that my guardian angels were working overtime.. Again. But the most important thing I got out of this whole experience was when I was out of the CCM, I saw so many people that I wanted to share the gospel with. I really do love these people, although they are not in my mission, I love the hispanics here and everywhere. They have so much faith and are so friendly. I am so grateful that I was able to have see them, and remember my purpose here as a missionary. The rest of the week has been pretty good too. I'm recovering in a miraculous amount of time. The doctors said that I would be on crutches or in a wheel chair for two weeks. Today I am walking, (with somewhat of a limp), without any extra support/cast/brace. I know that the Lord is blessing me. My Companion and I are having a good time, and we are getting along nicely. I love the Guys in my district. They are hilarious and I love spending time with them. We went to the temple today and we went through the visitors center because the temple was closed. The lord is progressing his work. And although it is hard work, you get to decide if you're having a good time or not. Attitude is a choice. I miss you guys and you are in my prayers every night!

With much love,

Elder Dallin Fuell

Here are some pictures

CCM District

CCM District

Dallin and his companion


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